Marilyn Joan Hanks

Marilyn Joan Hanks, 87, of Piedmont, widow of Melvin Leroy Hanks, Jr., went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 10, 2022 while surrounded by her family.

Born in Nora, NE, she was the daughter of the late Edgar & Mabel Jacobitz.

Mrs. Hanks is survived by her children, Sharla Hanks Smith of Simpsonville, Sheryl Sullivan (Larry) of Pelzer, David Hanks of Fountain Inn, and James Hanks (Cheryl) of Piedmont; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky J. Hanks; and a granddaughter, Kyndel Sullivan.

Marilyn loved her family, and her favorite holiday was Christmas so she could decorate everywhere inside and outside. She enjoyed watching game shows on TV, reading James Patterson novels, and working crossword puzzles.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in Greenville Memorial Gardens with Pastor John Smith officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or memorials may be made to: VFW Post 9273, 112 Sterling Grove Rd, Piedmont, SC 29673.    

Condolences to the family of Marilyn Joan Hanks

  • Wilton Fowler State Chaplain
    2 years ago

    Wow the stories I could tell and worse yet the stories she could have told but didn’t. I love you Marilyn Hanks and I loved your husband Melvin Leroy Hanks. You once told me that I was just like him I think that was the best compliment I ever received.
    But you Marilyn were a great wife and mother a precious friend to Joan and I we reminsisted last evening about your and Joan’s excursion at Myrtle Beach acting like Thelma and Louise in my big red Ford Excursion. We will miss you girl but we’ll be along shortly give my olebuddy a hug.

    Wilton And Joan Fowler

  • Lynn N Henderson
    2 years ago

    Sharla, Sheryl, David & Jimmy:
    I am so sorry about your mother. She was one of the sweetest ladies I have known. I remember all of the wonderful times we had growing up and visiting your family in Greenville and y’all coming to our house in Anderson. I had hoped I could come to the service but I’m not going to be able to be there. It would be great if, sometime in the future, we could get together and visit. I’m sure Wayne sends his love and prayers as I am doing. Again, I’m sorry about Marilyn.

    Lynn Nichols Henderson

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